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toby's_girl
13th July 2007, 05:57 AM
Hi there! I'm the proud owner of Toby, an 18 month old blenheim. He's my first dog, and of course he's very special.
I'm an animal lover, and I had been reading about dogs and dog breeds for years, and after going through all the toy breeds on the AKC website I found the Cavalier. It was love at first sight. So finally I persuade my parents to let me have a dog- as they're not animal lovers it took me years. (The only pets I'd ever had were goldfish. I was five years old and my dad never cleaned the tank so they died. My parents used this as a reason for me not to have pets. :rolleyes: )
I looked on the BACKSC website (I live in Fremont, CA) and e-mailed a couple of breeders in my area. I was expecting to wait a long time for a puppy. Fortunately, one of the breeders who lived about 2 hours away was planning a litter. I ended up being third in line for a puppy. They were expecting three puppies, and ended up with 7. :D
The puppies arrived on Valentine's Day! At first I wanted the biggest boy, who had a blenheim spot shaped like a heart- but so did everyone else. Then I held up the smallest boy; his eyes weren't even open and he licked my nose. I was in love.
Toby came home when he was four months old and he's been one of the family ever since. He's a perfect angel- he has had only 1 accident in the house (our fault), has only ever chewed one hole in one hat, goes to sleep when we leave, and is utterly ADORABLE. He's a typical cavalier, frog legs, shuffle dance, licky tongue, and all. I'm happy to say my parents are enthusiastic converted dog people- he follows my mother around and she talks baby-talk to him, and my father gives him good-morning belly rubs. (Now I'm working on them to get a second. :xfngr:) But I'm his main Person and I'm very happy about it.
I've been lurking around this thread for simply ages learning a whole lot and getting to know you all and your dogs.I figured it was high time I joined up.

coconut
13th July 2007, 09:26 AM
welcome to the board!

sallymum
13th July 2007, 12:25 PM
Hi and welcome. Looking forward to hearing more about u and Toby.

Cathy Moon
13th July 2007, 12:27 PM
icon_welcome to you and Toby! Would love to see photos of your little Toby! :snap:

Rj Mac
13th July 2007, 07:23 PM
Hi and icon_welcome to the board to both you and Toby :thmbsup:

Justine
13th July 2007, 09:29 PM
hi ,welcome.post pics soon.

GudrunTheRed
13th July 2007, 09:42 PM
WELCOME! Chester and I look forward to seeing lots of pics and hearing lots of stories about you and Toby!

lovemycavalier
13th July 2007, 09:49 PM
Hi all,

My name is Andrea.

I discovered this wonderful breed about 12 years ago when I saw one on TV. It was love at first sight. :D

Our first Cav was Heidi who was a tricolor. Sadly we lost her in January due to mitral valve disease. We had her for 12 wonderful years and she was such a joy.

I am now the proud owner of Hannah. She is a black and tan and is seven months old. She is a total love muffin. We are thinking of trying to rescue another Cav if the right one comes along.

Will try to add some pictures soon.

sarahg
14th July 2007, 08:09 AM
Hi and icon_welcome to you both.

Caraline
16th July 2007, 07:09 AM
icon_welcome from Australia. Yeah give us photos!